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An Artist's House—Classic Coastal Sanctuary—60 Acres—Near Annapolis Royal

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

An Artist's House is a spacious, coastal historic Nova Scotia home situated on 60 acres in a quiet rural setting. Located just a seven-minute drive from beautiful Annapolis Royal, the house looks on to a wide expanse of protected, former French Acadian marshlands and the Annapolis River-Basin. Experience breathtaking vistas of the waterfront and forested landscape while strolling along our private trail to the shore. Breathe in the fragrance of pine and salt air while relaxing under wide-open skies on the roomy deck. The picture-book house, built in 1822 by a shipwright, retains many of its historic features. Its spacious rooms and many windows give the home a light and airy ambience. Lovingly cared for and tastefully decorated with an eclectic mix of new and antique furniture and local artwork, it includes a well-supplied kitchen for home-cooked meals, 3 comfortable sitting areas and cozy, sun-dappled bedrooms with deluxe bedding. With its welcoming, pastoral charm and serene coastal surroundings, the property is the perfect place for small families, couples, artists, birders or those looking to unwind and replenish in a beautiful natural setting. Full of character, history and calm, this enchanting property feels like it's worlds away.

Please note: We cannot accommodate wedding parties or events.

Birding Paradise: An Artist's House looks on to mixed woodlands, open fields, coastal salt marshes and the tidal Annapolis River-Basin offering some of the best birding sites in the region. Whether you observe from the deck or wander the path to the shoreline you will not be disappointed. A magnificent trail along the Bay of Fundy at Delaps Cove is a short drive away. Nearby birding locations include the French Basin Marsh Trail in Annapolis Royal and Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness. Other excellent birding sites are found at Digby Neck and Brier Island and Kejimkujik National Park. For your use, we keep copies of field guides to the region including the excellent “Birds of Atlantic Canada.”

Couples Nest: An Artist's House is a wonderful place for couples to celebrate an anniversary or simply get away. Wake up to beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea while relaxing in the cheery sun room. Stroll down the wildflower –lined path to view the beautiful, historic marshlands and Annapolis River Basin. In the evenings, prepare your favorite meals from the well-supplied kitchen. Enjoy a glass of wine while lounging on comfortable chairs on the deck. Watch contemporary or foreign films from a wide selection of DVD’s or read a book from our library of fiction, nonfiction and Nova Scotia-themed authors. You may never want to leave the property!

Great for small families: The property surrounding the house offers plenty of places to explore including a private picnic area and a trail through the property that leads to the shore. It's a wonderful outdoor classroom. You’ll also discover vastly different landscapes in the two regions of the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley that will definitely influence and enhance your experiences of the great outdoors. From stunning coastal areas to the quiet woods, freshwater lakes and beautiful inland areas, you can choose from a number of locations to enjoy your favorite activity whether it’s hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, golfing or whale watching. The house is also just a short drive to Upper Clements Family Theme Park and Raven Haven Family Beach Park.

Artist’s Haven: With its rolling, pastoral beauty, changing light and dynamic waterways, the Bay of Fundy/Annapolis Royal area is clearly an artist’s or photographer’s landscape. From the dramatic hills surrounding Fort Anne National Historic Site to the charming waterfronts of Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry, you will not have to look hard for inspiration. As one reviewer stated: “The town and the area are like walking into a classic 19th painting.” Visit any number of artist’s studios and the wonderful ArtsPlace, the community’s art gallery, to view local and national art. Settle into an armchair to enjoy the many art books from the gallery’s library.

Writer's Retreat: An Artist's House is extremely comfortable and so peaceful. It encourages inspiration in abundance. This classic, cozy home with its open-open surroundings stimulates creativity, feeds your imagination and allows you to concentrate without distraction. It is a wonderful writer's retreat.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    New pillow-topped mattresses and 100% cotton linens...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Read or relax in a lovely upstairs study with day bed....moreless

  • Principal Bedroom: 1 queen

    New pillow-topped mattresses and 100% cotton linens....moreless

  • Our spacious principal bedroom and welcoming second bedroom are wonderful for peaceful nights' rests. Both bedrooms are decorated with custom made bed frames, antique furniture, beautiful hand hooked rugs, and coastal decor. Enjoy our quality linens. colorful quilts, duvets and matelassé coverlets. Each bedroom includes floor fans, reading lamps, closet and dresser. A cozy upstairs study with a comfortable single bed with memory gel foam mattress topper and quilt can also be used as a third bedroom. The bank of windows in the principal bedroom commands beautiful views of the grounds and river, while the views from the two other bedrooms give the sense of being in a tree sanctuary. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • The house has two exceptionally clean bathrooms. The convenient first floor full bathroom is adjacent to the utility room with a washer and dryer. The spacious second floor full bathroom has a tub with shower, and is adjacent to the bedrooms. The towels are plentiful and very soft for your comfort. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The property is ideal for couples, small families, groups of artists or anyone looking to unwind in a quiet and beautiful, natural setting. There are 4 Adirondack chairs in the very spacious and private backyard sitting area. The deck provides a dining area with a picnic table, chairs, and umbrellas for up to 6 people, along with a gas grill. Another picnic table along the house-to-shore trail is surrounded by a pine and spruce forest. Every room has either water or forest views. In fact, the views out every window are simply beautiful. Maximum number of guests: 5. Additional members in your party are welcome to stay at An Artist's House companion cottage just up the road if available. See Homeaway #3683840 for details. Learn more about this vacation rental and area at the owner's website: http://artistshousenovascotia.com...moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Seating for 6 people
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
JULY/AUGUST
Jul 2 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$892

Changeover Day: Saturday

SEPT 2016
Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$811
QUIET SEASON
Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$757
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$892

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $38.62

Notes:

$75/wk heating surcharge for October and May.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

130 Miles
Nearest Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ye Ole Towne Pub
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Digby
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Annapolis Royal Golf Club, The Digby Pines
120 Miles
Nearest Train
Halifax Train Station
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Compose, Bistro East, Sachen Cafe
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Raven Haven Beachside Family Park

Car: Necessary

The Annapolis Royal area is that special kind of place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memory. Cradled within a land and seascape of serene natural beauty, the region rests in the palm of a long glacial valley severed by the Annapolis River and Tidal Basin. Buffered by two mountain ridges on the north and south, the land on either side of the river widens into a broad swath of salt marsh and cultivated earth. Over the North Mountain lies the Bay of Fundy and to the south, an expanse of lakes, a national park and protected wilderness areas. The region’s cultural hub, the town of Annapolis Royal, is one of the Maritimes most culturally diverse and welcoming communities. With its beautifully preserved historic and architectural legacy of Victorian, Georgian and Arts & Crafts homes, it is the perfect backdrop to the artistic energy emanating from the town’s waterfront shopping district, art galleries, farmers’ market, gardens and theatre. Recently named to the top 12 list of This Old House’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods,” Annapolis Royal also garnered praise by the CBC as one of the Maritimes top ten “most engaging and culturally dynamic communities.” Last year the Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards lauded the town’s Historic Gardens as one of the “Top five North American Gardens Worth Travelling For.”

Things to see and do:

An Artists' House is a wonderful place for relaxing after a day of activities, which could include birding and whale watching, hiking, kayaking, bicycling and beachcombing. The Annapolis French Basin Marsh is great place for birding, particularly during migratory months. Whale watching tour boats in nearby Digby Neck will show you whales and other Atlantic marine wildlife including seals and sea birds in their natural habitat. The Shore Road is a beautiful drive winding along the Bay of Fundy coast and features three lighthouses, seven cobble beaches, five fishing wharves, and a seafood market at Parker's Cove. There are nearby provincial parks, nature preserves, and art galleries that you can visit. Kejimkujik National Park with many levels of hiking trails, is a 35-minute drive and offers canoe and kayak rentals. The O'Dell Museum, Sinclair Museum and North Hills Museum showcase local history. The area has two 18-hole golf courses. There are music concerts and films at King's Theatre, a chocolatier shop and a variety of restaurants for eat-in or take out. The Farmers' Market across from the Annapolis Wharf runs Weds. and Sats. all summer.

Other Activities:

Visit Upper Clements Adventure Park with 30 rides and a challenging wooded zip-line course or hike along the spectacular Delaps Cove Trail on the Bay of Fundy. Spend the day at nearby Raven Haven Beach. Visit an artist's studio or take in an art workshop or coffeehouse evening at ArtsPlace, the region's public art gallery. Join a Candlelight Grave Tour at Fort Anne National Historic Park or meet the 'ghosts' at the Sinclair Museum.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My husband and I live on the eastern end of a beautiful expanse of historic marshlands along the tidal Annapolis River. An Artist's House is set on the western end. Taking care of the house and our guests and sharing with them our beautiful area is my passion. The serenity of the house and surrounding landscape with Annapolis Royal close by makes it an ideal setting. If you are considering a Nova Scotia vacation, I'm certain you would enjoy a stay at An Artist's House.

Why the Owner Chose Granville Ferry, NS, Canada:
I fell in love the first time I saw it. This is a beautiful, classic Nova Scotian shipwright's house with many windows, an open design and stunning views. The decor is cheerful and bright with lots of interesting artwork. The property reminds me of my childhood summers - simple and carefree with a beautiful landscape to explore, pristine vistas and boundless skies. The house rests on a knoll overlooking several hundred acres of conservation lands along the Annapolis River-Basin. Once you visit you'll see why one guest referred to it as 'an extraordinary place of gentle beauty, history and nature.'

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Private, historic home with modern amenities set in a beautiful park-like setting. I provide many special touches in hopes that your visit will become the best vacation ever. Close to town, shops, national and provincial parks and restaurants.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Welcome to An Artist's House!

    Welcome to An Artist's House!

  • Blaze rose with path to back lawns.

    Blaze rose with path to back lawns.

  • An artful house inside and out.

    An artful house inside and out.

  • Relax in the open concept living area.

    Relax in the open concept living area.

  • Enjoy the natural vistas from the dining area.

    Enjoy the natural vistas from the dining area.

  • Immerse yourself in our library of good reads!

    Immerse yourself in our library of good reads!

  • Front view of den.

    Front view of den.

  • Comfy queen bed to lull you into sweet dreams.

    Comfy queen bed to lull you into sweet dreams.

  • The cozy upstairs twin bedroom is furnished with new pillow-topped mattresses, coverlets and duvets, closet, dresser and braided rugs.

    The cozy upstairs twin bedroom is furnished with new pillow-topped mattresses, coverlets and duvets, closet, dresser and braided rugs.

  • Read or relax in the beautiful upstairs landing looking out to North Mountain.

    Read or relax in the beautiful upstairs landing looking out to North Mountain.

  • Bask in the sunshine; enjoy your spacious surroundings from your private deck.

    Bask in the sunshine; enjoy your spacious surroundings from your private deck.

  • The trail ends at the shoreline of our property with lovely Annapolis Royal in the distance.

    The trail ends at the shoreline of our property with lovely Annapolis Royal in the distance.

  • Feel at home the moment you arrive!

    Feel at home the moment you arrive!

  • Tranquil landscape with lovely, mature trees.

    Tranquil landscape with lovely, mature trees.

  • Savor your morning coffee or tea in the bright and airy sunroom.

    Savor your morning coffee or tea in the bright and airy sunroom.

  • Sparkling clean kitchen fully loaded with everything you need.

    Sparkling clean kitchen fully loaded with everything you need.

  • Read, write, answer emails in the cozy study off the kitchen.

    Read, write, answer emails in the cozy study off the kitchen.

  • Watch satellite TV, read or choose from a wide selection of DVD's.

    Watch satellite TV, read or choose from a wide selection of DVD's.

  • The principal bedroom includes a walk-in closet and views to the riverscape.

    The principal bedroom includes a walk-in closet and views to the riverscape.

  • Two spotless full bathrooms, one upstairs, one downstairs.

    Two spotless full bathrooms, one upstairs, one downstairs.

  • Third upstairs bedroom can also be used as a study or reading room.

    Third upstairs bedroom can also be used as a study or reading room.

  • Enjoy the spacious deck and lawns.

    Enjoy the spacious deck and lawns.

  • Stunning skies, wide-open and beautiful await you!

    Stunning skies, wide-open and beautiful await you!

  • Beautiful Annapolis Royal is just down the road.

    Beautiful Annapolis Royal is just down the road.

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  • Bedrooms
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